Friday, April 19, 2024

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Airports, is excited to announce an elevated guest experience at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with the opening of brand-new retail and restaurants inside the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal.

The new dining options offer a mix of American classic and international cuisine including the first airport restaurant from celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s brand Chicken Guy!. There is also famed hamburger chain BURGER KING®️, Japanese noodle eatery Santouka, and opening soon is Spanish-style tapas restaurant Navarre. These restaurants will provide guests with more choices for dine-in options and faster service using the latest technology for mobile pickup and delivery via LAXOrderNow.com. Guests can shop the latest in LEGO® sets, travel essentials, iconic candies and chocolates, and top-rated luggage with brands including LEGO®, TMZ, InMotion, and opening soon is See’s Candies.

“The West Gates is one of the most modern and innovative airport concourses in the world and these new concessions are a wonderful complement to the exceptional experience our guests can expect when flying with LAX,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, LAWA. “In partnership with URW, we have assembled a diverse lineup of brands and created opportunity for small-and-minority-owned businesses to participate in our airport concession’s program.”

Chicken Guy! from celebrity chef Guy Fieri and Earl Enterprises (top left), LEGO® (top right), InMotion (bottom left), and TMZ (bottom right) are some of the innovative brands that will enhance the guest experience at LAX.
Chicken Guy! from celebrity chef Guy Fieri and Earl Enterprises (top left), LEGO® (top right), InMotion (bottom left), and TMZ (bottom right) are some of the innovative brands that will enhance the guest experience at LAX.

As part of LAWA’s commitment to diversifying the airport concessions environment, each concession opening in the West Gates includes at least one Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) partner. Certified ACDBE firms must meet eligibility standards established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), including ownership of at least 51% by a socially or economically disadvantaged individual and management, and daily business operations controlled by at least one of the socially and economically disadvantaged owners. LAWA is thrilled to announce that Navarre proudly exemplifies the commitment to diversity and inclusivity by being 100% ACDBE-owned, showcasing the rich tapestry of talent and entrepreneurship within our airport community.

“We are excited to deliver new retail and dining options that continue to elevate the guest experience at LAX,” said Maral Matossian, URW General Manager, LAX. “Our team, in partnership with LAWA, is dedicated to bringing experiential stores such as LEGO®, brand favorites including InMotion and See’s Candies, and airport firsts like TMZ to the airport. A mix of dining options cater to all guests and our newest restaurant, Navarre, will bring flavors we have not seen before.”

Chicken Guy! (top), Santouka (second row left), BURGER KING®️ (second row right).
Chicken Guy! (top), Santouka (second row left), BURGER KING®️ (second row right).

Dining:

A dynamic collaboration between the world-famous Food Network star, chef, and restaurateur Guy Fieri and Earl Enterprises, Chicken Guy! is the brand’s first airport location and is now open in Tom Bradley International Terminal’s West Gates. Chicken Guy! features one-of-a-kind all-natural chicken tenders paired with a wide selection of delicious sauces. Brined in fresh lemon juice, pickle brine and buttermilk, and infused with fresh herbs, these tenders deliver on flavor and texture. Choose from a wide array of sauces created by Chef Guy to enjoy with your meal and sides. Operated by JDDA Concession Management Inc.

Santouka, the internationally acclaimed Japanese noodle restaurant known around the world for its Shio Ramen, offers guests a menu of signature ramens. Santouka specializes in tonkotsu, a pearly white broth made by simmering pork bones for 20 hours. Since its start in Sapporo in 1983, Santouka’s portfolio has expanded to locations scattered around the globe. Operated by Dome.

BURGER KING®️ is known for serving high-quality, great-tasting, and affordable food. Founded in 1954, BURGER KING®️ is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®️, its commitment to premium ingredients, signature recipes, and family-friendly dining experiences is what has defined its brand for more than 50 successful years. Operated by LAX Flying Foods.

Opening soon to serve a wide variety of tapas, small plates, and mini sandwiches showcasing flavors of Spain with the warm comfort of the Mediterranean, Navarre invites guests to create their own experience — grabbing an affordable snack while on the run or gathering a feast to enjoy as a relaxing meal with a glass of wine or a cold beer. A warm and welcoming spot for a casual pre-flight drink or meal, Navarre will feature farm-fresh ingredients that epitomize the Southern California dining scene, while offering a distinctive style of cuisine that is unlike anything else being served at LAX. Operated by JJ Management.

Retail:

TMZ is a sleek and modern newsstand, offering guests news, convenience, and branded goods. Designed to mimic the TMZ newsroom, the TMZ store features large screens playing celebrity content for passengers to enjoy while shopping. At the TMZ store, travelers can pick up favorite brands like Haribo, Toblerone, and M&M in exclusive travel-themed packaging. Operated by WHSmith North America with ACDBE partners Nicholas & Associates and Procurement Concepts.

InMotion is a tech-forward, cutting-edge, and diverse premium electronic retailer designed to keep travelers connected. With access and insight into the latest technologies for business and leisure travelers, InMotion offers lifestyle products and electronics including headphones, mobile power, Bluetooth speakers, and other travel accessories. The InMotion brand is owned and operated by WHSmith North America with ACDBE partner APW Brands.

The bold and colorful LEGO® store at LAX captures the attention of travelers, showcasing LEGO® activity sets and bricks. The store brings out creativity and child-like wonderment in people of all ages, with walls covered in LEGO® sets that will spark imaginations. LEGO® at LAX is stocked with more than 200 different sets available for purchase upon opening, including sets from iconic product lines like Star Wars, Disney, Harry Potter, Lego Friends, Duplo, and more, with new sets to be added every month. Operated by WHSmith North America with ACDBE partners Nicholas & Associates and Procurement Concepts.

For more than 95 years, See’s Candies has used the finest, freshest ingredients to make quality chocolates that have made it a California institution. With more than 100 varieties of confectionary treats, See’s Candies is a chocolate lover’s paradise that will soon open inside the West Gates. Pre-wrapped boxes make for a universally appealing gift that can easily be tossed into a suitcase or carry-on bag. Operated by Soto & Sanchez.



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